CAF signed in 2012 a contract to supply 10 suburban trains, 4-car each, to CBTU (Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos) for the Brazilian city Belo Horizonte, capital of the Minas Gerais state.

These state-of-the-art bidirectional electric units boast a passenger capacity of 1,500 and are designed to facilitate train access for persons with reduced mobility. CAF has a large experience in supplying this type of vehicle in this country having supplied similar trains to CPTM previously, in Sao Paulo.

The Belo Horizonte city has a population of 2.3 million inhabitants and is one of the host cities designated for the FIFA World Cup 2014, as well as a sub-host city for the Summer Olympic Games 2016.

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Technical data sheet

  • CompositionMc-M-T-Mc
  • Train length (mm): 90,403
  • Total Passenger Capacity 1,576
  • Maximum speed (km/h) 90
  • Equipment
    • Air conditioning
    • Passenger information: exterior destination information sign, audio information with loud speakers, signs, LED route maps and TFT screens
    • Analogue train-ground voice communication system
    • Wireless communication controller to send and receive data to and from ground via WiFi
    • ATC
    • Video surveillance
    • Derailing sensor
    • Flange lubrication
    • Event recorder with train activation by digital fingerprint
    • Fire detection equipment